Christmas: Military, BOSG dolled out N19.5 million to widows of fallen heroes, wounded troops
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Chief of Army staff (COAS), Lt General Faruk Yahaya Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Isiaka Amao and the Borno state government have donated over N10 million to 50 widows of the troops that paud the supreme price in the war against Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast and 91 wounded troops in the spirit of Christmas celebration,.
The Borno state government donated the sum of N5 mlion,the Chief of the Air state Air Marshal Isiaka Amao N3 million, Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), N1 million, COAS N20,000 each to the 91 wounded troops, and N30_000 each to 50 widows of the fallen heroes
The COAS has also presented awards of gallantry to 6 personnel of the Operation Hadin Kai who distinguished themselves in the fight against insurgency. The awardees includes 1 Lt Col., 1 captain, 1 Caporal, 1 Launce Caporal and 2 private solders.
Speaking at the 2021 Chief of Army Staff Join Christmas luncheon for the widows, wounded and recuperating soldiers and the entire troops of the Operation Hadin Kai, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General, Faruk Yahaya said ” the Christmas celebration provides unique and solemn opportunity to appreciate the sacrifices loyalty and comraderian of our troops of Operation Hadin Kai and other operations the Nigerian Army is engaged in across the the country”.
” I must commend you for the remarkable successes recorded, especially in recent time. There are fallen heroes that paid the supreme price in defence of their beloved country. May God grant their souls eternal peace and comfort to their family “, he added.
The COAS said ” I want to use this opportunity to inform you that the Commander in chief has remain committed to enhancing the capacity of the Armed forces of Nigeria through provision of modern arms vehicles and equipment to ensure that this war is brought to a logical conclusion “
In his remarks, the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum assured the military of the continued support of the state government in the fight against insurgency and restoration of sustainable peace.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy,, Alhaji Umar Kadafur said ” I am happy with the kind of synergy niw displayed among the armed forces as indicated by the presence of the both Chief of Army staff, Lt General Faruq Yahaya and Chief of the Air staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao in this occasion”
Also speaking, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal, Isiaka Amao assured the theater of the continued air support to the ground troops of the Operation Hadin Kai to end the decade long insurgency in the Northeast.
He also inform the troops that the Nigerian Air Force has procured and deployed more aircraft to effectively tackle the Boko Haram terrorism and called for the sustained synergy between the Armed forces and other sister security operatives to end the insurgency and other security challenges bedeviling the nation.
In his welcome address, the theater Commander, Northeast Operation Hadin Kai, Major General Christopher Musa said ” permit me to specially appreciate the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General, Faruk Yahaya and Chief of the Air Staff, Air marshal Isiaka Amao for their visits to the theater. We are blessed whenever they visit , their visits have made a great impact in this operation. We look forward for more of such visits, as such visits comes with much benefits to the theater in terms of equipment support, strategic guidance and enhanced moral”
” The COAS visit on the 9th August, 2021 to Flagg off welfare flight for the personal of the Operation Hadin Kai remains indelible in our minds,. This initiatives among other welfare packages for the personal of Operation Hadin Kai has ease challenges confronting troops proceeding on pass. The frequency of these visits to this theater despite your busy schedules underscores the prominence the service Chiefs attached to this Operation,”, General Musa added.
Gov. Buni Launches Distribution of 100, 000 Text Books, School Feeding Programme
Gov. Buni Launches Distribution of 100,000 Text Books, School Feeding Programme
By Usman Bello, Damaturu
The Yobe state Governor, His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, today launched the distribution of 100,000 educational text books and laboratory equipment to public schools across the state.
Gov. Buni said the procurement and distribution of text books to the schools was to support government’s drive to revitalize basic education to provide a strong foundation for the development of education in Yobe State.
“I am particularly delighted with this occasion marking the launching of the Maiden Education Day and Enhanced School Feeding Programme and Distribution of 100,000 Text books and modern laboratory equipment to secondary schools in the state.
The governor expressed satisfaction with the state’s performance in the education sector, saying “we have strong reasons to celebrate the impressive achievements recorded in the basic and secondary education.
“I am particularly impressed with the usage of modern instruments and application of a combination of conventional and innovative techniques in teaching and learning processes which the Ministry invented in our schools” he said.
Gov Buni said “I am excited that we can today proudly tell our stories of success on the account of hard work and commitment of the state government following the declaration of State of Emergency on Education by this administration.”
He noted that the declaration of emergency has yielded
impressive performance by students in national examinations.
Similarly, the Governor launched improved school feeding programme with chicken and egg introduced to the menu of public boarding schools across the state.
Meanwhile the Governor has declared 1st July of every year to be celebrated as Educatiom Day in the state.
The state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education Dr Muhammad Sani, described the success recorded in the education sector as unprecedented.
“Education in Yobe state has moved many steps ahead, the future of the state is very bright and prosperous” he observed.
Monarchy in Maiha: Right Group Seeks Permission To File For An Order Of Enforcement Against Adamawa Government
Monarchy In Maiha: Right Group Seeks Permission To File For An Order Of Enforcement Against Adamawa Government
By Adamu Mohammed Dodo, Yola
- Executive prolonged delay in implementing court order is unpalatable to democratic taste, reason, religion and rule of law
- The fantastic denial by delaying the implementation of justice is unconstitutional, hence must be challenged before the law
- The good People’s numerous calls on the chief executive to do the needful, to honour courts order by approving the appointment of the Emirate Council selected, courts declared district head of Jalingo-Maiha is far from being heeded to this day…
- If permission is granted by the ruling family for free legal services, Fintiri will be the third governor in Adamawa to face the law over Jalingo-Maiha district headship
A Lagos based human right group, planning to establish a northeast zone office in Yola, Adamawa state said would forward a letter seeking for permission from the ruling family, for free legal service to challenge the state governor before the law, for an order of enforcement, following the undue, seeming politically influenced, apparently prolonged delay in the implementation of courts order, the group considered as unpalatable to democratic taste, reason, religion and rule of law, in a region recovering from the devastation occasioned by insurgency.
“Over eight years after death, over three years after a high court judgement, over two years of Fintiri led government and over one year with the determination of the appeal court that upholds the earlier high court judgement, the court order will not be implemented, even when other chiefdoms and districts in the state, that within a year after the demise of their traditional chiefs, the executive approval of appointments of successors were granted.
“The fantastic denial by prolonged delay in the implementation of justice; the approval by the Adamawa state governor of appointment of Barr Mahmud Abubakar, is unconstitutional, hence must be challenged before the law”.
The group argued that eight years make two tenures of the elected executives and legislators; this goes to explain the delay Jalingo-Maiha district experiences and the barrenness the district head palace suffers to this day.
An elder in Maiha observed that, if the request of the human right group is granted by the Jalingo-Maiha legitimate ruling family for free legal services; to go to court and file for an Order of Enforcement, Rt Hon Fintiri would be the third governor after Mr. Wilberforce Juta and Sen. Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla, popularly known as Bindow, to face the law over Jalingo-Maiha district headship.
Both late Juta and Bindow have suffered humiliating defeat before the law with the ages old ruling family standing tall in victory out of peace, patience and perseverance.
In the early 80s, for reason purely ‘politicotribal’ ignorantly hatched, Juta as acting governor, undemocratically, unconstitutionally expelled the district heads of Jalingo-Maiha and Belel. The Juta-a-za-tion of monarchy in Maiha was quashed before the law by the then Justice Buba Ardo of blessed memory and the expelled district heads were eventually reinstated by the then Military Governor Muhammadu Jega, who himself hailed from aristocratic family.
About thirty five years later, the legitimate heir whose named was recommended by the Emirate Council to the governor for approval of appointment, challenged the then governor Bindow before the law for appointing the unrecommended for a district head, who incidentally is the son of the candidate appointment by Juta as district head of Jalingo-Maiha that the court humiliated.
Governor Bindow, for reasons he would not disclose, declined to honour a high court order to right the wrongs before his tenure was terminated by the aggrieved electorates.
On several occasions, Jalingo-Maiha jubilated the victory they were not to celebrate owing to the extended executive undue delay by the present governor, to approve the appointment of the Emirate Council selected, courts declared district head. The question that is remained to be asked is why the delay?
A Friday Qutba last week cautioned against undue delay in the delivery and implementation of judgement, in the payment for services rendered, in debt servicing as much as in the delay for obligatory prayers and other compulsory due rites.
In legal parlance, it is said that justice delayed is justice denied. The literary critic would articulate that there is the uncontrolled unconscious bias associated with the delay in the implementation of justice.
Coin has two sides, hence the paradox; pros and cons. The law and the leader ought to stand in justice with the innocent led, the delay in the implementation of justice invariably means taking sympathy with the unjust.
Elaborating the point, two women claiming motherhood were presented before a Prophet. They both claimed to have given birth to the child in question. The Prophet ruled that since there was no sufficient convincing evidence by either of the women, the child should be cut into two parts to be shared between the women. While one welcomed the idea with gladness, the other, considering how lifeless the child would be to have him cut into two, pleaded with the Prophet to spare the life of the child. No one would need to tell the gathering, the legitimate mother between the two women.
The humiliated before the law would rather celebrate the prolonged undue executive delay in the approval of the appointment of the Emirate Council’s selected, court declared district head of Jalingo-Maiha than to wish for the prompt implementation of the courts order.
The good, concerned youths of Jalingo-Maiha who are disenchanted with the prolonged executive delay in the approval of the appointment of their legitimate district head sought to know whether “Jalingo-Maiha and/or the ruling family, has in any way offended and/or offend(s) the state or the governor(s) to have warranted such treatment?
“The palace lost stepmother and the queen mother, not a condolence was registered by the governor who has also not visited the local government after the campaign visit over two years ago.
“Is the governor delaying the approval of appointment of our district head, even if not till kingdom come, till electioneering period?
“Could the ruling family honour the request; allow the human right group to challenge the Adamawa state governor before the law, against undue prolonged delay in honouring the long overdue courts order?”
Governor Buni Lifts Ban On Motorcycle Use in Yobe North
Governor Buni Lifts Ban On Motorcycle Use in Yobe North
By Usman Bello, Damaturu
The Executive Governor of Yobe State, His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has approved the lifting of the ban on riding of motorbikes as follows:
a. The ban on the riding of motorbikes is hereby lifted with effect from 10th January 2022 in the 10 LGAs of Zone B and Zone C, namely; Fika, Fune, Nangere, Potiskum, Bade, Machina, Nguru, Jakusko, Karasuwa and Yusufari
b. The ban is lifted with the following instructions:
(1). Motorbikes are to operate between 6am and 6pm daily.
(2). Motorbikes are not to be used for ‘Achaba’
(3). There will be no conveyance of passengers on motorbikes. Only a rider will be allowed without any other person on the motorbike.
(4). There should be proper registration, licensing, and documentation of all motorbikes and riders in the affected LGAs by the Yobe State Road Traffic Management Agency (YOROTA)
(5). All Motorbikes are to operate within their respective LGAs only.
(6). Any motorbike rider(s) that conveys passenger(s) should be sanctioned in accordance with extant rules and regulations.
(7). There should be no Inter-local government area movement with motorbikes, and anyone found violating this rule should be appropriately sanctioned.
(8). All Security Agencies are requested to monitor and ensure strict compliance with this directives.
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